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Old December 4th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default What CB radio are you running?

I am looking into a CB radio for my Jeep and am uncertain on which on to get. I'm pretty split between the Cobras and the Unidens. I really want something new, like the Uniden Bearcat 880 or 980 or possibly the Cobra 29 lx bt. Both seem kinda fancy for a DD/Trail rig but I just want something nice. What do you guys run? Pros/cons I should look for. It will mostly be used on the trails so would I need a radio that can be tuned for longer distances? Also how/where in your rig do you have it mounted. Thanks
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Old December 15th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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used to run a cobra 148gtl loved it but it was too big for a jeep so i went to my old robin 23 channel also has more power stock to get you out there and bring in the the people in outer space i swear the cobras and unidens walmart and meijer carry are ok for short distance but the clarity sucks even when tuned properly
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Old December 15th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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I run the C23 with a K40 whip mounted to rear bumper
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Old December 19th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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148GTL best radio out there especially for SSB. But if you want something cheap, Cobra 29 or the Uniden is best route.

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Old November 30th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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I just picked up a Midland 75-822 for my Jeep. Everything is pretty much built into the Mic. It has 3 power options , a battery pack , a rechargeable battery pack and a pack that connects to your vehicle power outlet and an adapter for a vehicle mounted antenna. That way it is easily swappable from vehicle to vehicle and you can carry it with you if need be. It was $80 from Amazon. I`d post a link but I'm on my phone. Google it. I had it down to that and a Cobra that was similar. I`m still looking for a mount and antenna to put on my Jeep. But I would check it out.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:33 AM   #7
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I run an old Johnson Messager 123A that my dad bought back in the 70's hey-day of CB'ing. Works awsome, high power and not overly huge. I'm not recommending one of theses, for Johnson went out of business many years ago. However, over the years, many of my friends that I wheel with have had Midland, Uniden and Cobra CB's and they all work rather well. The guys with the Cobra's seemed to struggle the most, but once they bought a good antenna and had it tuned, they did not have any issues with distance. Now they did not have the outter space calling ability, but a few miles worth. So what ever you end up buying, don't cheap-out on the antenna
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Old March 9th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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Ive always had the better luck with cobra's and Midlands. The people at this place have always been good to me and calibrated my unit right in the lot/in my jeep. They used to be called K40 and now are these guys. http://www.yellowpages.com/warren-mi...=1000238744034
Call before you go so you know the place is still there and as to what brand CB's they now carry.
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